Information on PG&E power
PG&E announced today that it is considering Public Safety Power Shutoffs on Wednesday and Thursday in portions of many counties in Northern California and the Bay Area. These potential shutoffs are being considered due to expected high winds and elevated fire danger in the region on Wednesday and Thursday.
At this time, Stanford sites including the main Stanford campus, Stanford Redwood City and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are NOT among the areas expected to be affected by these shutoffs. The Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, in the foothills to the west of the main Stanford campus, could potentially be affected.
Stanford is monitoring the situation and will provide updates if the situation changes.
Because it is possible for the situation to change with little or no notice, we encourage those running research operations or other activities that could be damaged by an unexpected power outage to consider the option of postponing operations beyond this Wednesday and Thursday, where possible. While PG&E has said it will aim to provide at least 8 hours of notice in the event of an actual power shutoff, this notice is not guaranteed.
Environmental Health & Safety offers preparation guidance for researchers and those working in lab environments at https://ehs.stanford.edu/topic/lab-safety/power-outage-prep.
In addition, please be aware that even if Stanford is not affected by an outage, your home could be. Please consult the PG&E website for details and tips for anticipating a power outage.
A list of possible affected areas is available here: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-event.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_pspsupdates
A map of possible affected areas is available here: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/psps-service-impact-map.page
Tips and additional information are available here: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-power-shutoff-faq.page
Updates will be sent via the AlertSU system if the situation changes, and any new information also will be posted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at https://emergency.stanford.edu.